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Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements

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Photo: X-ray image of a knee joint [30/03/2015] A new study from researchers at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Diseases identifies common causes of hospital readmissions following total hip and knee arthoplasty procedures. By finding these common causes, researchers believe quality can be increased and hospital costs decreased.Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements - Read more

Common knee surgery may lead to arthritis and cartilage loss

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Photo: Vertical tear of the medial meniscus [04/12/2014] A popular surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The findings show that the decision for surgery requires careful consideration in order to avoid accelerated disease onset, researchers said. Common knee surgery may lead to arthritis and cartilage loss - Read more

Laboratory in Space: Hot on the Trails of Cartilage Degradation

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[01/10/2014] On November 10, 2014, astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). He is not just anxiously expected by his family, but also by Dr. Anna-Maria Liphardt from the Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopedics at the German Sport University Cologne Laboratory in Space: Hot on the Trails of Cartilage Degradation - Read more

Knee Replacement Surgery: Women Report More Pain than Men

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Photo: Woman with knee pain [12/03/2014] Middle-aged women with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis resulting from an injury are among the patients most likely to experience serious pain following a knee replacement, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have found.Knee Replacement Surgery: Women Report More Pain than Men - Read more

Tissue Engineering: "Cardiac muscle cells or bone cells can be generated from undifferentiated cells"

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[22/05/2013] Accidents or afflictions can permanently damage tissue. Quite often this means chronic pain or disability for the person affected. Tissue Engineering is a method that promises a cure – by cultivating new tissue in the laboratory. On the one hand, this method produces reliable substitutes for artificial implants. But on the other hand, it is lengthy and expensive, too.Tissue Engineering: "Cardiac muscle cells or bone cells can be generated from undifferentiated cells" - Read more

 
 

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